No time to cook healthy? Try one of these 6 quick breakfast ideas

by Curt Donohue on July 26, 2010

I am one of the few people in this world who have never skipped breakfast, in fact I actually LOVE breakfast.  Not the heavy biscuits and gravy, steak and eggs kind.  Instead I like a breakfast that is quick, delicious and healthy.   It has taken years for me to find quick ways of making a good breakfast every single  morning as well as  finding something different to make every day so that I can actually, truly enjoy breakfast.  Most of these healthier breakfasts  have been skimmed from Nigella Lawson, and Bob Greene with a couple that I have invented for myself.

Nigella Lawson’s Breakfast Bruschetta – From her book Nigella Express. This is probably the least healthy and most complicated of the list, but it is still easy, different and tastes so darn good!

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 Thickly sliced short pieces sourdough toast
1 ripe tomato
Salt and Pepper to taste

1.  Drizzle most of the olive oil over the toast, top with the chopped tomatoes and season with salt and pepper before drizzling the remaining few drops of oil on top.

Healthier Eggs and Toast – Take 1 piece of toast, cut it in half, put on a small amount of healthy buttery spread.  Poach 2 eggs in water and lay each egg on one toast half.  Season with salt and pepper and serve with a piece of fruit or a cup of berries.

Breakfast’s From the Best Life Diet Cookbook

As good as some of his recipes are, the simple breakfast ideas that he lists in his menu plan are even better, because they are delicious and quick.  They have changed they way I eat and enjoy breakfast. Below are a few of my favorites:

Mix up your cereal – Take 1 cup Natures Path Flax Plus with 3 tablespoons granola.  Serve with ½ cup strawberries, 2 tablespoons slivered almonds and 1 cup of milk.   Or if you like bananas – Mix ¾ cup Kashi GoLean with 3 tablespoons granola, ¼ cup fiber one, 1 sliced banana, 1 tablespoon walnuts and 1 cup fat free milk.

Toaster waffles made healthy and delicious –  Take 2 whole grain toaster waffles (I like Natures Path Flax Plus) with 1 tsp. healthy spread, 1 cup berries, 1 Tablespoon maple syrup.  The juicy berries more than make up for having less  syrup.

Scrambled Egg Wrap – You can simply wrap up 2 scrambled eggs in a whole  wheat tortilla and serve it with a piece of fruit and a cup of milk.  It is surprisingly delicious!  For variation, add ¼ cup sliced mushrooms and 2 tablespoons reduced fat cheese. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

Want something Sweet? – Take 1 slice of toast with 1 tablespoon of nut butter,  ½ banana, 1 teaspoon honey.  Serve with 1 cup strawberries or ½ cup blueberries  and 1 cup of milk.

There you have it – healthy, quick and delicious!  What more could you ask for? Try these to start and then invent some yummy variations of your own!   Let me know what you think of these ideas.  I would also love to hear what your favorite healthy quick breakfasts are so please feel free to share!

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